Originally posted by Shallow Blue
Then again, the standard way can be demonstrated using frogs, which is much cooler. I used to have a video of that, but I've lost the link.
Yeah, the frog thing certainly works but I think the gauss rating of the magnet in question was approaching 100,000, a significantly powerful magnet. Any kind of metal on your person would tend to be ripped out of your pockets in that kind of field, except the non-magnetic kind but still, if you forgot and had some kind of steel on your person, or a credit card or something with a hard drive in it, you can forget reading data again.
The real question is when in the heck are they going to get to room temperature superconductors? Been waiting for that one, along with a lot of other people, of course.
The applications that would appear, for instance, if the wafer method was usable at room temps....